WHY COACHING?

Change and improvement are hard. Companies investing in coaching find greater success. With the right coach, engaged participants, and a commitment to change, you’ll see the difference a coach can make.  We have experience accelerating the success of individuals, teams and entire organizations.

David is a bright mind that sees business opportunities astonishingly clear and can analyze relations between people from the spot as though he could read other people’s mind. He is a very good listener as well as somebody that can convince people to walk a new, but better path.
Daniel Tobler, Zühlke Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland

Large to Small Organizations

Organizational transformations are as unique as the people involved.  We can help individual teams, departments, government agencies and other organizations dealing with these challenges:

  • Scrum and agile kick-starts
  • Scaled and enterprise agile adoptions
  • Agile in regulated environments
  • Government regulations and compliance
  • Executive and leadership briefings

Using our special competency assessments and improvement models, you can assess organizational improvements and value delivery over time. We can also help with agile adoption issues in non-software or more traditionally plan-driven environments.

COACHING WORKS

In one study conducted by MetrixGlobal LLC, companies including Booz Allen Hamilton received an average return of $7.90 for every $1 invested in executive coaching.

HYPER-CHARGE YOUR TEAMS

An internal report of the Personnel Management Association showed that when training is combined with coaching, individuals increase their productivity by an average of 86% compared to 22% with training alone.

All Types of Teams

While every team is different, those new to agile or Scrum often encounter similar road-blocks. We’ve learned from our own mistakes and successes and we study the results of others. Our experience can help you by avoiding the mistakes others have already made. We offer team support by:

  • Addressing dysfunctions in struggling teams
  • Getting a failing agile or Scrum adoption back on track
  • Reinvigorating Scrum ceremonies, such as Daily Scrums, planning, retrospectives, and reviews
  • Accelerating improvement and change by decreasing fear, uncertainty, and doubt
  • Bridging the gap of agile practices to current established business processes and expectations

We can help multiple teams improve their working relations to better deliver a single integrated product or vision. Technical teams often need extra support to more quickly adopt agility, implement Scrum, and accelerate the results of value-focused thinking.

Individuals

Individual coaching is valuable for just about everyone, from promising leaders to struggling individual contributors.  We can help anyone who needs mentorship to reach their next-level performance goals, by assisting with the acquisition of both soft and hard skills.

Slots for this high touch relationship are limited, and the application process rigorous.  These sessions can be done from any location, via Skype.

While every engagement is unique, a typical individual coaching relationship may look like this:

  • We work with the client and individual receiving the coaching to generate a set of appropriate goals and outcomes.
  • Relationship will start out with frequent coaching sessions
  • Sessions will taper off as the mentee gets closer to delivering on the goals or project
  • During the project, co-workers may be asked to assess mentee’s performance, as a way to evaluate and fine tune coaching
  • Coaching contracts typically  end with the individual delivering project results to stakeholders

ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

A 2001 study on the impact of executive coaching by Manchester Inc. showed benefits to individuals who received coaching were improved:

  • Working relationships with direct reports (77%)
  • Working relationships with immediate supervisors (71%)
  • Teamwork (67%)
  • Working relationships with peers (63%)
  • Job satisfaction (61%)
  • Conflict reduction (52%)
  • Organizational commitment (44%)
  • Working relationships with clients (37%)